High for an unsettled and often cloudy period with rain at times though brighter and drier daytime Saturday. Lower for detail Sunday onwards but staying unsettled.
Gale force winds (gusts over 50mph) make walking difficult and strenuous with a potential to be blown over by gusts. There is often a marked increase in winds through cols or on exposed ridges and summits. Distances can take longer to cover and compass bearings become harder to follow accurately.
Poor visibility presents challenging route finding conditions. Visibility could be significantly less than 50 metres in all directions with few or no visual references, especially on featureless moors or plateaux. Distances become hard to judge and cliff or cornice edges can be difficult to recognise. These conditions require good navigational skills. There is a risk of white-out conditions when mist or fog is combined with extensive snow cover.
Heavy and persistent rain can lead to drenched clothing and footwear with waterproofs often becoming soaked through, especially if accompanied by strong winds. This can lead to significant loss of body heat and an increased likelihood of hypothermia. Terrain may turn increasingly boggy underfoot while streams can flood and become impassable. There may also be a risk of flooding in valleys or glens. If there is snow cover, a heightened avalanche hazard is possible and avalanche reports should be consulted where available.
Becoming dull and wet and also with gales and hill fog. Brighter during evening.
|Chance of precipitation|
|1300m||SW 30 36||S 36 44||S 39 48||SW 43 54||SW 41 51||SW 40 50|
|900m||SW 23 29||SW 27 34||S 30 38||SW 34 43||SW 33 42||SW 35 44|
|600m||SW 25 30||SW 31 37||S 32 39||SW 35 43||SW 32 42||SW 33 42|
|300m||SW 13 22||S 15 24||S 16 27||SW 19 32||SW 15 28||SW 14 27|
|Glen||SW 8 19||SW 8 23||S 11 28||SW 12 32||SW 9 25||SW 9 26|
Showers continue overnight with brief clear periods. By dawn clouding over and the morning will see light sporadic rain gradually become more persistent during the late morning. The afternoon and early evening dull and wet with some moderate rainfall and copious hill fog. Brighter conditions follow from the northwest during the mid to late evening, with Arran and Cowal slowest to dry up.
40% at dawn with occasional cloud based between 600 and 900 metres, but reducing 10% by late morning as cloud thickens. Less than 10% during afternoon with cloud lowering 300-600metres, lowest bases on west facing coastal slopes. During evening slowly improving 70% from the northwest as clouds lift.
Moderate or good at dawn but through the morning reducing moderate or poor as rain sets in. Widely poor till early evening and very poor at times in rain with even neighbouring slopes poorly defined and fog above mid mountain. Improving good from the northwest during the evening with better vistas by sunset.
Gales above 800 metres with some gusts 55mph from mid afternoon onwards. Not feeling as cold as shown on summits.
Bright with a few light passing showers but also some sunny intervals. Best of sun across Rannoch Moor and east of Nevis range. During the late evening and night overcast wet conditions start to spread up from the southwest.
West to Southwest gusting 40-50mph early hours on summits, reducing 35mph during the morning then easing South or East 15 gust 25mph later.
60% with occasional gaps in cloud, but banks passing through at 750-1000 metres and patches 600 metres in showers. However later in evening reducing 20% from southwest as thicker cloud lowers to 600 metres.
Mostly good with mid distance hills quite clear outwith showers. However reducing moderate then poor from the southwest later in the evening as rain sets in.